Y’know when you go to see a ROCK band and they end a song by vigorously wanking off their guitars to the sound of Tourette’s drum fills and cymbal rolls that see the Keith Moon of the hour toss his head back and perhaps even stick out his tongue? Well, that’s what ‘False Flag’’s opener, ‘Waldorf Hysteria’, sounds like… all the way through. Rangda are an improvisational, instrumental post rock trio, with emphasis on the former. They’ve only ever played as a full two-guitars-and-drums band once at real length, and that was to record this 6-track debut. Needless to say, it’s a raw, experimental and wholly self-indulgent effort. It’s also got some (or one) half decent ideas on it – namely ‘Bull Lore’ that soundtracks a baddy walking into a Wild West saloon bar at high noon for the average length of six minutes. Nearly but not quite worth your time.

By Danny Canter

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